Basic French Macarons
Want to learn how to make macarons? We've taken the guesswork out of making these patisserie beauties, so you can prepare them at home. Our foolproof macarons recipe calls for making your own almond flour (it's so much easier than it seems), then adding just four other ingredients: powdered sugar, egg whites, white sugar, and any filling you please.
No-Bake Chocolate-Almond Oat Bars
Almonds do double duty here -- silky almond butter helps hold the bars together, while chopped toasted almonds add just the right amount of crunch.
Big Almond-Orange-Ginger Cookie
Cut into pie-like wedges, this citrusy, streusel-topped bar cookie makes an unexpected yet spectacular Thanksgiving dessert.
Choose Bosc pears that are ripe but still a little firm for the filling of this oat-almond crisp -- they'll stand up well to baking.
Coffee Meringue-Ice Cream Cake
Store-bought ice cream is ramped up with almonds, ground coffee beans, and a little flaky salt,and then sandwiched between coffee-swirled meringues to form this coffee meringue-ice cream cake. It's a cappuccino lover's dream.
The kransekake, which translates to "wreath cake", is the signature cake of Norway and a showstopping confection that is made for special occasions. And as impressive as a tall tower made out of eighteen delicate cookie rings is, this sweet stunner is surprisingly straightforward to make. The naturally gluten-free dough is made from processing almonds until finely ground, then confectioners' sugar and egg whites are added to bind it together. After an overnight rest, the dough is rolled into ropes and fitted into specialty molds. Once baked, the rings are stacked sky-high and kept in place with royal icing, which pulls double duty as both glue and garnish.
Martha loves these cookies. Packed with nuts, fruit, and seeds, these wholesome treats are the on-the-go alternative to granola--no bowl, spoon, or milk required.
Baking the oatmeal may seem to be a lot of fuss. But once it comes out of the oven, you will not be sorry you waited.